Key Indicators to Watch in the New Year By Maurice Stouse As investors turn to the New Year, and reflect on what is to come this year, it is important to remember that no one truly knows what will happen in the markets. The stock market, the bond market, the money...

“Mint to Be”

Women in the Workforce Luncheon Set to Inspire Join First National Bank as it presents the 2019 Women in the Workforce luncheon, “Mint to Be,” April 25th! Enjoy a catered lunch, receive door prizes and hear from a designated panel of influential business women in our community. “These women, while...
By Maurice Stouse Years ago, as a representative for a major investment firm, I was excited to learn that one of the many benefits my firm was offering was a pension at retirement. It was so great to learn because, as a young trainee, retirement planning was drilled into our...
One of the advantages of investing in real estate is provided under the Internal Revenue Service, Code 1031. The tax on the profit from a real estate sale can be delayed until a later date when you enter into a qualified exchange or purchase. Because of the tax code...
By Tad Hunter Now that summer has ended, families and investors are looking for homes to buy. It is a great time to list your home for sale.  How strong is our local Miramar Beach marketplace? And what about for those looking...
Lonna-Mcgrew-displaying-some-of-her-tiles-at-Beach-House-Tile-_-DesignWhen Lonna McGrew visited Blue Mountain Beach in the fall of 2009, she says “it was love at first sight. I just fell in love...

2018 Market Update

Spring 2018 30A Condo Report By Lisa Hughley Spring brings many things to the Emerald Coast! It brings beautiful weather, spring break visitors and real estate buyers visiting to find their perfect piece of paradise. This past month the agents in my office have been showing and selling everything from residential...
By Tad Hunter I began my draft for this month’s Real Estate update reflecting upon how fortunate we had been avoiding any serious damage from Hurricane Irma. We can now add Hurricane Nate to that list as well. It has been a decade since the Emerald Coast has seen any...
Custom Locally Built Furniture at Rowland’s Beach Barn off 395 N Meredith and Brendan Rowland outside the Beach Barn Meredith and Brendan Rowland visited the Gulf Coast on vacation 15 years ago and, like so many others, fell in love with the beach...
Are you REALLY ready? We receive many inquiries from buyers who have found a home or condo after searching online, from one of our “For Sale” signs in front of a home, or they were recommended to us by one our great past clients. It’s obvious that they’re REALLY...

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